Bonito Creek Loop Trail

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Bonito Creek Loop Trail is a 9.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Alto, New Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2165 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Be ready to hike for the day. I did this with my wife and dog and it took us from 9am-4:30ish with a few stops and lunch. Overall, it was a great trail. We got to see elk hiking in mountains across the canyon from us. The views are spectacular once you get up in the mountains and out of the trees. I would do it again.

backpacking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail - would be best trekked in October, as the leaves are brightest at this altitude during that time. We hiked in November and it was still stunning. The views from the crest trail at White Horse Hill were worth the climb (trail tops out right about 10,000 ft).

11 months ago

Great trail.

1 hour ago

Sunday, April 16, 2017